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COVID-19, PMC

COVID-19, PMC

The Biden administration has ended one of the longest-running travel restrictions left over from the coronavirus pandemic: Inbound international travelers will no longer be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test. This decision was made after the removal of mask requirements.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that the requirement will end. The health agency said it will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic and will reassess the need for a testing requirement if the situation changes.

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passport

passport, overseas contracting jobs

Overseas contracting jobs bring a lot of excitement and experience to one’s career. You are working in a foreign country, with the military, on projects that could make a difference in the world.

For many, becoming an overseas civilian contractor is the next logical step as retired military. For others, it is the lure of adventure, high pay that overseas jobs provide, and a desire to help our country that convinces them to go. And still, for many others, it is the desire to help make a difference in the world through contracting for public works or foreign assistance.

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Dubai

The U.S. government does not provide medical insurance for U.S. citizens overseas. They do not pay medical bills. You should purchase insurance before you travel.

Please review the country information page regarding the country you are visiting before you travel. For more information on health, visit our page on Your Health Abroad.

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contractors, mantech

contractors, mantech

ManTech International Corporation a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by global investment firm Carlyle in an all-cash transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $4.2 billion.

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Ukraine

Ukraine

Veterans from those countries' militaries have also gone to Ukraine to help train Ukrainian forces. Andy Milburn, a 31-year US Marine Corps veteran, is in Ukraine leading one of those training efforts.

As Russia's war in Ukraine nears the three-month mark, Moscow has failed to achieve any of its primary objectives. Russian forces have suffered humiliating defeats and taken high casualties and are now focusing their efforts on a much smaller part of eastern Ukraine.

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Living and working on U.S. Bases in Japan

Post Date: June 20, 2022 | Category: General Information

Kadena, Japan

Kadena, Japan

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan has the world's tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people.

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Anti-Kickback Act, KBR

A defense contractor KBR, agreed to pay $13.67 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that its employees accepted kickbacks while providing logistics support to U.S. Army forces in the Middle East.

The lawsuit accused employees of the Houston-based Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc., known to troops who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as KBR, of rigging contracts and overcharging the government, the Justice Department said in a statement last week.

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private military contractors

private military contractors

An Islamic insurgency, which began in 2017, continues to threaten the development of one of the world’s largest deposits of natural gas.

Ansar al-Sunna (supporters of the tradition), locally known as al-Shabaab (the kids), claims its brand of Islam will end government corruption and empower the masses. “We occupy [the towns] to show that the government of the day is unfair,” a militant remarked in a 2020 video.

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cuba

cuba

Department of Defense awarded a company out of Carlsbad, California, $10,737,000 under a multiple award construction contract for the construction of a new communications facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The work to be performed provides for the construction of a network operations center, help desk, equipment storage area, and incidental-related work. Work will be performed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is expected to be completed by November 2023.

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Security Clearance

The personnel security clearance background investigation begins after an individual has been given a conditional offer of employment and has completed the appropriate security questionnaire, usually, a Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, and other required forms. It is required that job candidates complete the questionnaire and other required forms thoroughly, honestly, and with candor.

Human Resources will submit the completed security questionnaire and other required forms, also known as the security package, to DS's Office of Personnel Security and Suitability.

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